• November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    ERP asset management guide

    ERP asset management modules handle tracking functions across production, including maintenance schedules, uptime and downtime, compliance and warranty management. Learn the features of asset management software in the ERP asset management guide.

  • November 04, 2009 04 Nov'09

    BI best practices ensure that a great app gets used

    User training is often one of the most overlooked aspects of deploying business intelligence (BI) software. Yet an ongoing education program coupled with hands-on instruction is essential for wringing full value out of BI deployments.

  • November 04, 2009 04 Nov'09

    Key to ERP data integration is current, synchronized data

    Manufacturers embarking on an ERP data integration project should be sure that their data is current, consistent and synchronized. Choosing ERP software with embedded manufacturing modules is a good place to start.

  • November 04, 2009 04 Nov'09

    Keep ERP and MES integration simple

    More manufacturers are integrating ERP software with manufacturing execution system (MES). Knowing ahead of time how data should flow between the two systems is essential to making ERP MES integration work.

  • November 03, 2009 03 Nov'09

    ERP product lifecycle management guide

    Product lifecycle management (PLM) modules can track products from concept to end-of-life, with features such as product data management (PDM), portfolio management and product design. Learn the features of PLM software in the ERP product lifecycle ...

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  • November 03, 2009 03 Nov'09

    ERP inventory management guide

    Manufacturers can use ERP inventory management modules across the production cycle for functions such as shipping, logistics, orders, billing and inventory control. Discover the features of inventory management software in the ERP inventory ...

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    Debunking myths about open source ERP software

    Before getting started with open source ERP software, it's important to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Discover the facts on open source ERP for manufacturing.

  • October 30, 2009 30 Oct'09

    Benefits of ERP differ for SMBs, large enterprises

    The benefits of ERP for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are different from those accruing to larger organizations. One thing both groups share, though: ERP deployments take longer than expected.

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    ERP project management guide

    Manufacturers can use ERP project management modules for many functions across the project lifecycle, including costing and resource management. Discover the features of project management software in the ERP project management guide.

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    ERP supply chain management guide

    Manufacturers can use ERP SCM software for many functions, including forecasting, demand planning and logistics. Discover the features of SCM modules in the ERP supply chain management guide.

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    ERP customer relationship management guide

    ERP CRM modules can help manufacturers with customer MDM across the enterprise, including sales, marketing and services. Discover the features of CRM software in the ERP customer relationship management guide.

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    Getting started with supply chain management training

    Your supply chain management (SCM) software initiative doesn't stop with implementation. Setting up SCM training is essential to boosting user adoption and getting the most out of your software investment.

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    Open source manufacturing ERP requires programming skills

    Open source ERP is ideal for manufacturers that want the benefits of an ERP system without the implementation costs. To deploy open source ERP for manufacturing, companies need programming and software development skills.

  • October 23, 2009 23 Oct'09

    Closed-loop inventory management helps manufacturers build demand planning strategies

    To improve inventory control, manufacturers are making methodologies such as closed-loop inventory management and sales and operations planning part of their demand planning strategies.

  • October 21, 2009 21 Oct'09

    In manufacturing, sustainability is integrated with ERP

    As green initiatives and environmental compliance become business norms, manufacturers are turning to their ERP systems for help with manufacturing sustainability.